NZNO Membership Committee

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The NZNO Membership Committee is a standing committee established under clause 23 of the NZNO Constitution.NZNO Membership Committee

The Committee is accountable to NZNO members and its general purpose is to bring a membership perspective to the Board.

Click the image tor an Introduction to the Membership Committee

The Committee is made up of one representative from each region, two College and Section representatives, two representatives from the National Student Unit, and the President and Vice President.

The Committee encourages members to contact them with views or concerns they feel should be addressed.

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Meet the Membership Committee


Representative Portfolio
Phebe Eruera Chair and Bay of Plenty/ Tairāwhiti
Anne-Maree Wagg Vice-Chair and College and Sections
Debra Isaac Tamaki Makaurau/ Greater Auckland
Denise Moore Waitaha/ Canterbury 
Maddie Beardsmore National Student Unit (NSU Vice Chair)
Noreen McCallan Te Matau a Māui/ Hawkes Bay
Ramkumar Nair Tai Tokerau/ Northland
Rebecca Dunn NSU Chair
Wendy Alexander Central


Phebe ErueraPhebe Eruera

Chair and Bay of Plenty/ Tairāwhiti 

Kia ora Tatou, Kua huihui mai nei, Ki te korero I nga kaupapa
E pa ana ki tenei ra
Hiki nuku hiki rangi ki te tautara o Putauaki he maunga tū tōnu e
Tuku tōnu heke tōnu te au nui te au roa te au māreparepa o 
Rangitaiki Ko Tāku awa tēnei
Kia tū tangata whenua ahau ki tōku marae ko TuTeao
Kia nōhia tāku whare tipuna ko Tuteao!! Tū tōnu tū tōnu
Te tari o te ora o Te Whakaruru mai o te rangi tēna koe
Nga Maihi tāku mana tāku ihi
Ko Ngati Awa tāku taura ihorei tāku mana tuku iho
Te Teko te pito o te ao
Mātaatua te waka! Ko Toroa te tangata o runga
Tau tau tau ana e! Tuku!
Ko Phebe Eruera tōku ingoa

First and foremost, I am a wife, mother of eight children, Māori and Cook Island descended, a new graduate registered nurse, whom is currently employed with Te Puna Ora o Mataatua as a Kaiawhina (Community Nurse). I am an active Te Rūranga member and National Student Delegate for Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi 2017 – 2018. I am honoured to represent Bay of Plenty/Tairāwhiti Region.

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Anne-Maree WaggAnne-Maree Wagg

Vice Chair and College and Sections Rep

I began my nursing career at Waiariki Polytechnic in 1986. Since qualifying,I have worked in Quality and Improvement, Health and Safety and Theatre. The last two decades has seen me predominately working in the perioperative area.

I am currently employed as a perioperative nurse in a private health care facility, that specialises in plastics, cosmetic and vascular surgery. 

I have a passion for Infection Prevention and Control and was instrumental in growing the facilities IPC Committee. I now sit with pride on the IPCNC committee. I also have a passion for advocacy, and believe putting the patient at the centre of decision making is paramount.

I am now looking forward to representing Colleges and Sections on the Membership Committee. 

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Debra IsaacDebra Isaac

Tamaki Makaurau/ Greater Auckland

I emigrated from South Africa 10 years ago, and have been nursing for ... a long time. I studied in South Africa, and in four years incorporated Midwifery, Community nursing and Psychology nursing.

I trained as a trauma nurse and worked in EC for two years before moving into Critical Care Nursing, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, and Medical.

Right now, I'm at CMDHB, in the CCC and my passion has always been to care for the sick patient, and ensuring nurses are also cared for. I'm a:

  • Regional Delegate
  • Greater Auckland Regional (GAR) Committee member
  • Management Committee Member for GAR
  • and now, a Member of the Membership Committee.

As nurses we put ourselves out there physically, mentally, and emotionally, giving all of ourselves to a career we chose and love. As a Membership Committee member, and a voice for our members of NZNO I'm putting myself out there to you all. I want to know:

  • What do you want from your union?
  • Do you have any questions and/or ideas to help us build a strong union we are proud off?

Feel free to flick me an email at

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Denise Moore

Kia ora

My name is Denise Moore and I am excited to be nominated to represent the Canterbury region on the Membership Committee (MC).

I started my nursing career in 1982 as a hospital aide working at Princess Margaret and Christchurch hospitals.

I then became an Enrolled nurse in 1987 where I worked in Wellington hospital and Porirua hospital.

I then became a Registered nurse in 1998 working in Rehabilitation and assessment at the Princess Margaret hospital, and then moved to acute medical wards and cardiology at Christchurch hospital.

Wanting a new challenge, I took a huge step and moved into primary health care in 2004 at Pegasus 24 hour surgery where our aim is to keep people out of hospital.

I worked in the acute area and now work in the Acute Demand area. I have been at Pegasus for the last 14 years.

I have been married for 38 years; we have two adult sons Hamish and Bradley. Hamish is married with three children so I am a very proud nana and try to get up to Cambridge as often as possible to see them all.

I am a union delegate at the 24 hour surgery and am actively involved in the Canterbury Regional Council. I am a national delegate and also currently on the bargaining team for the PHC MECA where we are fighting for pay parity.

I look forward to a new challenge of joining the MC and feeding back to our local CRM and NZNO members.

Noreen McCallanNoreen McCallan

Te Matau a Maui/ Hawkes Bay

Kia Ora

My name is Noreen and I am delighted to be nominated as Te Mata a Maui's Membership Committee Representative. I have lots to learn and hope to have lots to contribute too. I’ve been active in nursing unionism since 1981 and with NZNO since 1987 when I arrived in Hawkes Bay (HB) from Ireland, with my partner Chris who is also a nurse. We have three beautiful children; Finbar, Seamus and Ruaridh. 

I am currently the HB national Delegate Representative and also Co- Convenor for the Delegate group. 2022 has been a busy year and doesn’t look like getting any less so. With that in mind, kia kaha and slainte to my NZNO colleagues and comrades 😊

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Ramkumar Ramakrishnan Nair​

Ramkumar Ramakrishnan Nair

Te Tai Tokerau/ Northland

I completed Bachelor of Nursing from South West coast of India and since been a member of Trained Nurses Association of India.

I joined NZNO upon starting my career at Northland DHB as a theatre nurse. I became a workplace delegate in 2015 and started representing my colleagues at bipartite meetings and regional council meetings.

I represent NZNO at the FTE working group at Northland DHB. My delegate role has been instrumental in setting up a Local Data Council in the department of perioperative services, which I consider as one of my biggest achievements. I have also completed post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing from University of Auckland.

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Rebecca DunnRebecca Dunn

National Student Unit - Chair

Kia Ora, I am a second-year nursing student based in Taranaki. I sit on the National Student Unit as the national student representative (NSR) for WITT as well as the NSR Chair.

I have wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember and have found that my passion is utilised within NZNO. I look forward to working with Membership Committee and bringing the student voice to the forefront of NZNO.

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Wendy AlexanderWendy Alexander


Hello, my name is Wendy Alexander.

My journey as a Registered Nurse began 15 years ago at Taranaki DHB where I started on the stroke/­ rehab ward and. I began as a NZNO Ward Delegate one year later and now I’m a night nurse on the medical ward where I continue to be a Delegate and a Health and Safety rep. These lead me to opportunities including:

•       NZNO Co-Convener TDHB

•       National Delegate representative

•       Regional Council member and

•       Membership Committee (MC).

Being active in these committees gives me the understanding and ability to pass information on to members around projects that NZNO endorse. Being able to share information between members of the MC is also a great way to get perspective on issues that affect the whole nursing vocation.

I look forward to representing NZNO members the best I can on issues concern, and as a group we can discuss together.

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Committee vacancies

  • Greater Wellington
  • Top of the South               
  • Southern 
  • College and Section Rep

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Membership Committee Documents

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